I had a lot of fun with these lists in 2009, but for whatever reason, I only did one last year. I've been watching a lot of monster movies for another project and for whatever reason, quite a few of them had some really LARGE monsters in them. Most of them I had met before, for a few this was the first time they sent me running. I thought I would share some of these monsters of ginormous size, mainly so you know to run the other way if they ever visit your town.
The Kraken, from the 1981 version of Clash of Titans, will never bother any of you who happen to be landlocked. It's those of you who live on the coastlines that need to worry about this one. Then again, he only devours virgins, so at least you now how to prevent him feasting on you.
The giant mutated ants from the 1954 classic Them! aren't going to raid your picnic for your packed lunch. They have something a little bit larger in mind for their midday snack. Don't know if they make Raid cans big enough for these guys.
Sadly, if Cthulhu show up, there isn't a damn thing you can do to save yourself. This alien dark god who has been lying dormant in the Pacific Ocean is going to wake up one of these days. Hopefully it's well after I'm already gone.
The "impossibly tall creature" from the 2007 movie, The Mist, is just one of many creatures that came from another dimension because the military was playing around with things they shouldn't have been. It's not only the biggest, it's also the ugliest. A hard feat to achieve given the circumstances.
Poor Nancy Archer, the star of the 1958 classic, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman. She has everything a girl could want, well maybe she doesn't. What this wealthy heiress has, is philandering husband, who would like nothing better than Nancy out of the way. When she encounters an alien in the desert and is transformed into the 50 Foot Woman, her husband and his mistress better watch out. If she shows up, let her know where Harry is hiding, and tell her to stay away from power lines.
You can take all your stupid remakes and give me the original King Kong any day. This 1933 classic is still the only one I will watch. I know I'm supposed to feel sorry for him, and I do. But if it comes down to him trampling your city or him taking a rather large concrete dive, if you are smart, you will go with option 2.
The only air powered force of destruction to make this list is Rodan, the aerial frienemy of Godzilla, who will make an appearance later on. This flying terror made his debut in 1956, starring in his own movie, aptly titled Rodan. He has been on the side of good and chaos in the past. But either way, if you see him flying above your neighborhood, just remember one thing. No matter where he goes, cities get destroyed.
I know Cloverfield is one of those movies you either love or hate, I love. Either way, the idea of an adolescent monster rising from the oceans and wreaking havoc in New York City is just awesome. He has no agenda, no goals in life. He's a scared, hurt kid who doesn't understand what's going on. The fact he takes out most of city, bites the head off The Statue of Liberty, and kills hundreds of people is just a bonus.
Godzilla, the biggest example of a monster who can't make up his mind. Sometimes he's good, fighting other monsters. Sometimes he's bad, leveling cities with his feet, tail and fire breath. Either way he's a lot of fun to watch, though I don't think I'll be moving to Japan anytime soon.
The hilarious hit of 1984, The Ghostbusters, brought the wonderfully cute Say Puff Marshmallow Man. The fact he could crush you beneath his gooey foot and may end up putting you on a stick over the campfire, made him even cuter. If you run into him and don't have a rather large bonfire going, run the other way.